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"Who Are We?" - Preaching at Harderwyk - Ephesians 2:1-10 - October 24, 2010

Resources For "Who Are We? - The Vision Series" From Each Harderwyk Preacher I. New For This Week Christian Aid Mission Workers Kidnapped For Ransom in Haiti - There is a lot to learn, ponder and pray for connected with this news event that is deeply related to today's sermons on the call to be "Following Christ."  Here are some links to get further information to that end: This organization and these missionaries are from the Anabaptist tradition; a Christian tradition that historically is pacifist.  For example, their statement of faith includes this:  24. We believe that Christians should live a nonresistant life style, without any acts of retaliation, demonstrating the love of Christ in our daily walk. (Matthew 5:39-46; John 18:36; Romans 12:19-21) - CLICK HERE for their complete Statement of Faith. CLICK HERE for their own updates on circumstances surrounding the kidnapping. It has been hard to find insightful reporting on these events in many news sourc
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"Who Are We?" - Preaching at Harderwyk - Ephesians 2:1-10 - October 17, 2021

Resources For "Who Are We? - The Vision Series" From Each Harderwyk Preacher I. New For This Week Growing My Faith in the Face of Death -  I spent a lifetime counseling others before my diagnosis. Will I be able to take my own advice? writes Tim Keller.    CLICK HERE to view his story of how God is Forming his life even as he receives a deathly diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Celebration Sermon Outline - CLICK HERE for this Sunday's Sermon Outline. II. From The Commentaries On This Passage From Darrell Bock in his commentary on Ephesians (Tyndale New Testament Commentary) Writing on Ephesians 2:10: “The emphasis in the Greek word order at the start of the verse is literally, ‘His creation we are.’ ‘His creation’ is thrown forward to highlight that we are God’s work. In fact, believers are a creative product of the power of God. The term used, poiēma, often refers to God’s act in creating (Pss 64:9; 92:4; Rom. 1:20). There is often a note about something satisfying ab

"Who Are We?" - Preaching at Harderwyk - Ephesians 2:1-10 - October 10, 2021

Resources For "Who Are We? - The Vision Series" From Each Harderwyk Preacher I. New For This Week 3 Part Blog Series entitled “Reclaiming Identity” written by Pastor Aaron for LARK Part 1 - https://larksite.com/blog/reclaiming/identity/1 Part 2 - https://larksite.com/blog/reclaiming/identity/2 Part 3 - https://larksite.com/blog/reclaiming/identity/3 To Whom Do You Belong? - CLICK HERE for a book review of Alan Noble's You Are Not Your Own: Belonging to God in an Inhuman World. Celebration Sermon Outline - CLICK HERE for this Sunday's Sermon Outline. II. From The Commentaries On This Passage Reflections from chapter 2 in Union with Christ by Rankin Wilbourne  “Paul actually invented new words to describe this new reality. The phrases “crucified with,” “raised with,” “buried with,” and “seated with” are each a single word in Greek beginning with the prefix syn, meaning “with.” Those words didn’t exist before Paul coined them. But something so unique had happened that

"Who Are We?" - Preaching at Harderwyk - Ephesians 2:1-10 - October 3, 2021

Resources For "Who Are We? - The Vision Series" From Each Harderwyk Preacher I. New For This Week From Tim Keller from Preaching in a Postmodern Climate:  “The gospel is not just for non-Christians, but also for Christians. This means the gospel is not just the A-B-C’s but the A to Z of the Christian life. It is not accurate to think ‘the gospel’ is what saves non-Christians, and then, what matures Christians is trying hard to live according to Biblical principles. It is more accurate, according to Scripture, to say that we are saved by believing the gospel, and then we are transformed in every part of our mind, heart, and life by believing the gospel more and more deeply as our life goes on.” Striving vs. Dying from the book:  Reclaim: Reclaiming the Church's Identity and Ministry as a Liberated People of Indiscriminate Grace - CLICK HERE for Amazon link. From Your Spiritual Journey  - CLICK HERE for link to their Resource Store. The Cross Chart - This concept and grap

"Who Are We?" - Preaching at Harderwyk - Ephesians 2:1-10 - September 26, 2021

Resources For "Who Are We? - The Vision Series" From Each Harderwyk Preacher I. New For This Week Bema Discipleship Podcast - CLICK HERE to listen, or search for the Bema Discipleship Podcast, Episode 158 for a great overview of Ephesians around the theme of "Family Membership. Ephesians 2 “with Christ”  [ syn Christos ]   “Made us alive with Christ…” (v.5) suzóopoieó   [ συζωοποιέω ]  prefix –  syn=with   “And God raised us up with Christ…” (v.6) sunegeiró   [ συνεγείρω ]  prefix –  syn=with   “…and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” (v.6) sugkathizó [ συγκαθίζω ]  prefix –  syn= with   Romans 6 “with”   “We were therefore  buried with him …”  (v.4) sunthaptó   [ συνθάπτω ]  prefix –  syn= with   “we have been  united with him …”  (v.5)   sumphutos  [ σύμφυτος ]  prefix –  syn= with   “old self was  crucified with him …”   (v.6)   sustauroó  [ συσταυρόω ]  prefix –  syn= with   “Now, if  we died with Christ , we believe th

"Who Are We?" - Preaching at Harderwyk - Ephesians 2:1-10 - September 19, 2021

Resources For "Devoted" Series From Each Harderwyk Preacher I. New For This Week OverView of Ephesians - CLICK HERE to view a 9-minute video by The Bible Project that gives a great overview of the Book of Ephesians.  Great way to get a "Big Picture" as we start our new series. "We Refuse To Be Enemies" - Learn more about the Peace Project that was a key illustration in Fusion.  CLICK HERE for the video. Dig Deeper Into This Series and Ephesians - CLICK HERE for some resources and ideas to dig deeper into Ephesians over these next weeks. Celebration Sermon Outline - CLICK HERE for this Sunday's Sermon Outline. II. From The Commentaries On This Passage From Bryan Chapell in his commentary Ephesians (Reformed Expository Commentary): “Paul first describes God’s reason for saving his people even though they are originally dead and are by nature objects of his wrath. Why does God make us spiritually alive? Paul answers, “Because of his great love for us

"Devoted" - Preaching at Harderwyk - Acts 27-28 - September 12, 2021

Resources For "Devoted" Series From Each Harderwyk Preacher I. New For This Week "The Category Defying Christian Community" - CLICK HERE for a 5 minute YouTube of Tim Keller summarizing 5 distinctive aspects of the Gospel-Centered, Spirit-Empowered Church that is legacy of Acts. Get to Know John Bunyan - Bunyan is another historical figure who, like the Apostle Paul, writes while imprisoned for preaching the gospel.  Only the Bible itself is more widely published than Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.  This one-page biography is a great introduction. Celebration Sermon Outline - CLICK HERE for downladable pdf. II. From The Commentaries On This Passage From Justin S. Holcomb, “Acts,” in Gospel Transformation Study Bible  -  Acts 28:23 -  As in John 5:39–47 and Luke 24:25–27, 44, we are once again encouraged to see that the entire Bible, even the parts that come before Christ’s birth, are about Christ himself. He is the point of the Bible. The Bible is fundament